The Great War in History: Debates and Controversies, 1914 to the Present / Edition 1

The Great War in History: Debates and Controversies, 1914 to the Present / Edition 1

by Jay Winter, Antoine Prost
     
 

Since the Armistice, a vast literature has been produced on the First World War and its repercussions. For the first time, two leading historians from the United States and France have produced a fully comparative analysis of the ways in which this history has been written and interpreted. The book identifies three generations of historians, literary scholars, film… See more details below

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Since the Armistice, a vast literature has been produced on the First World War and its repercussions. For the first time, two leading historians from the United States and France have produced a fully comparative analysis of the ways in which this history has been written and interpreted. The book identifies three generations of historians, literary scholars, film directors and writers who have commented upon the war. Through a thematic structure, it assesses not only diplomatic and military studies but also the social and cultural interpretations of the Great War as seen primarily through the eyes of French, German, and British writers. It provides a case study of the practice of history in the twentieth century and of the enduring importance of the national lens in shaping historical narrative. This study will prove invaluable reading to scholars and students in history, war studies, European studies, and international relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521616331
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2005
Series:
Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare Series, #21
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Sales rank:
1,331,919
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

1Three historiographical configurations6
2Politicians and diplomats : why war and for what aims?34
3Generals and ministers : who commanded and how?59
4Soldiers : how did they wage war?82
5Businessmen, industrialists, and bankers : how was the economic war waged?109
6Workers : did war prevent or provoke revolution?126
7Civilians : how did they make war and survive it?152
8Agents of memory : how did people live between remembrance and forgetting?173
9The Great War in history192

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